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adam selzer
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adam selzer, hector reyes
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Feb 7, 2019 Adam Selzer
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An 1853 story. Was the death of little Knud Iverson a martyrdom or an accident?
Topics: history, chicago
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Jan 31, 2019 Adam Selzer
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A Capone-era cop who invented multiple attacks to become famous
Topics: gangsters, al capone, chicago
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Oct 30, 2018 Adam Selzer
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Mysterious Chicago podcast on Lincoln Park ghosts
Topics: ghosts, history
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Oct 11, 2018 Adam Selzer
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A forgotten Chicago "vice district" from 1882
Topics: chicago, history, sex
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Aug 23, 2018 adam selzer
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Mysterious Chicago on Irving W. Carson, the Han Solo of the Civil War (and the first journalist to be killed)
Topic: civil war
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May 12, 2017 Adam Selzer
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Fully detailed account of the hanging of HH Holmes, taken from 9 eyewitness accounts.
Topic: hh holmes
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Apr 4, 2017 Adam Selzer
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Examining evidence placing HH Holmes in Chicago during the time "Jack the Ripper" was active in London (version 2)
Topics: hh holmes, jack the ripper, serial killers
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Apr 1, 2017 Adam Selzer
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Podcast gathering evidence that HH Holmes was in Chicago during the period when "Jack the Ripper" was active in London
Topics: chicago, history, serial killers, hh holmes, jack the ripper
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Feb 17, 2017 Adam Selzer
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Exploring the mystery of a woman who found a dead body based on a dream in 1896
Topics: Chicago, history, ghosts
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Jan 18, 2017 Adam Selzer
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There's a new hitchhiking ghost in town: Rose Hill Pedro! Adam relates a first hand encounter with our very latest vanishing hitcher and talks about how these stories develop and grow, including the evolution of the tale of Resurrection Mary
Topics: ghosts, chicago, history, vote for pedro
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Jan 17, 2017 Adam Selzer
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An encounter with a hitchhiking ghost - sort of! Vanishing hitchhikers like Resurrection Mary are a common urban legend, particularly in Chicago. Did Adam give "Rose Hill Pedro" a ride home on a January night? 
Topics: ghosts, folklore, chicago
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Nov 28, 2016
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Solo acoustic set by 82nd Street (Adam Selzer) playing 82nd Street songs, a new one or two, and some old songs from his solo albums. Live at Chambanacon in Normal, IL. Audio taken from a video recorded by James Fulkerson.
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Oct 18, 2016 Adam Selzer
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Searching for the grave of George Wellington Streeter
Topics: history, chicago, pirates
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Sep 21, 2016 Adam Selzer
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Mysterious Chicago's Adam Selzer and author Amanda Griffiths Jones, an 1880s Chicago serial killer who became an 1890s London serial killer (and Jack the Ripper suspect)
Topics: serial killers, history, true crime
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Sep 10, 2016 Adam Selzer
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Mysterious Chicago - Ghostlore of the Pioneers, part 2, including the haunted court house, the "prairie specter" and a ghostly glowing...mule.
Topics: ghosts, history, chicago, urban legends
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Sep 5, 2016 Adam Selzer
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Mysterious Chicago podcast on the Bloody Handprint of West Randolph, a ghost story that first circulated in 1866, and survives mainly because of a retelling from 1888, by which time the story had evolved to include a lot of urban legend tropes.
Topics: urban legends, folklore, ghosts, chicago, history
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Apr 24, 2016 Adam Selzer, Eric Nordstrom
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Digging up the site of HH Holmes' glass bending factory.
Topics: history, serial killers, chicago
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Apr 20, 2016 Adam Selzer
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C.V. Dyer, underground railroad conducter, vampire witness, dissector of the first man hanged in town, and rapier wit. 
Topic: history
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Apr 8, 2016 Adam Selzer
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Hidden Mysteries at Graceland Cemetery: Barton Edsall, G.F. Train, and the Great Chicago Fire
Topics: history, chicago, politics
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Jan 10, 2016 Adam Selzer
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100th anniversary of the Fool Killer, mysterious submarine found in the Chicago River
Topics: chicago, history, mystery
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Dec 7, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Did serial killer H.H. Holmes managed to fake his own hanging and escape to South America? Some of his Chicago neighbors thought so. We examine their claims. 
Topics: HH Holmes, chicago, history, conspiracy theory
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Dec 1, 2015 Adam Selzer
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W.H. Donaldson's balloon ascensions in 1870s Chicago - including one that would be his last
Topics: chicago, history, aeronautics
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Nov 30, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Examining historical accusations of police misconduct
Topics: history, controversy, chicago
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Nov 21, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Did HH Holmes kill Dr. Holton? We found out!
Topics: history, serial killers, chicago
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Nov 20, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Digging into Chicago's first true crime book
Topics: true crime, history, chicago
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Nov 17, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Updates on old stories, info on the new show
Topics: history, chicago, ghosts
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Nov 17, 2015 Adam Selzer
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Mysterious Chicago Episode 1: Zanzic, Charlatan Supreme!
Topics: history, mysterious chicago, chicago, mystery, travel, tourism
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Nov 19, 2014 Adam Selzer
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Adam Selzer and Ray Johnson discuss a supposed Revolutionary War vet buried at Rosehill cemetery
Topics: history, chicago
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Jul 9, 2014 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Amelia Cotter
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Chicago Unbelievable podcast in Little Hell
Topics: chicago, history, gumacco
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Jun 10, 2014 Adam Selzer, hector reyes, erin pieschke, rachel williams
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Chatting with a great great great granddaughter of Ira Couch, whose tomb still stands in Lincoln Park, as we wade through papers trying to solve the riddle of who all is still in the tomb!
Topics: history, chicago, lincoln park
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Jun 6, 2014 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Chicago Unbelievable podcast from Rose Hill Cemetery - Adam and Hector (joined by Susan Sherman) let their inner 12 year olds laugh at gravestones that say things like "Butts" and "Johnson."
Topics: chicago, history, ghosts
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Dec 16, 2013 Adam Selzer, Ray Johnson
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Searching for the grave of a deranged Victorian private detective who weaseled his way into the HH Holmes investigation.
Topics: ghosts, chicago, history, crime, serial killers, hauntings, paranormal
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Sep 7, 2013 Adam Selzer, Erin Pieschke
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Adam and Erin explore Graceland Cemetery. Beware of green-eyed ghouls. 
Topics: history, Chicago, graveyard, ghosts
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Aug 25, 2013 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Chicago Unbelievable Podcast: bachelor's grove 2013
Topic: ghosts
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Jun 10, 2013 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Erin Pieshke
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Chicago Unbelievable (Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Erin Pieshke) discuss the legend of Chicago's "Italian Bride" at Mt. Carmel cemetery.
Topics: ghosts, chicago, history, paranormal
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Sep 30, 2012 adam selzer
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Recordings from outside and inside of the H.H. Holmes "murder castle" site in the post office at 63rd and Wallace in Chicago. We got access to the basement while filming a TV program. Includes the audio recording described the the new Llewellyn Press ebook "Inside the Murder Castle."
Topic: hh holmes
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Mar 5, 2012 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Erin Pieschke
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An additional twenty minutes of audio of us wandering around at Dunning
Topics: chicago, ghosts, history
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Mar 5, 2012 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Erin Pieshke
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Adam and Hector journey out to an abandoned cemetery once used by an insane asylum - approximately 38,000 unmarked graves, including a couple of killers.
Topics: ghosts, hauntings, history, chicago
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Dec 19, 2011 Adam Selzer, Dale Kazmarek, Ray Johnson
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Chicago Unbelievable hosts a roundtable discussion with Ray Johnson (The Haunt Detective) and Dale Kaczmarek (of The Ghost Research Society) about Chicago's famous vanishing hitch hiker, Resurrection Mary. We discuss the history of the legend and various theories and bits of evidence, including some never-before-heard information!
Topics: ghosts, chicago, history, paranormal, Resurrection Mary
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Goofing off and playing gadgets
Topic: ghosts
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Oct 29, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Part 2 of our investigation of the possible north side body dump of HH Holmes is mostly the crew joking around and playing with the laser grid - but we did get inside of the garage!
Topic: ghosts
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Oct 11, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Jeff Mudgett
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The crew investigates the location of a "glass bending factory" once operated (more likely as a body dump than a glass works) by the notorious H.H. Holmes, ten miles from his famous "murder castle." Includes an interview with Jeff Mudgett, Holmes' great great grandson, who believes that Holmes may have also been Jack the Ripper - and that he may not have really been executed in 1896....
Topics: chicago, history, ghosts, serial killers
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Oct 3, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Terry Larkin
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At the turn of the 20th century, the TRIBUNE said that there "have been violent deaths enough to furnish a ghost for every nook and cranny" in Lincoln Park - in addition to the fact that it used to be a cemetery from which not all bodies were removed. Are there ghosts now? We couldn't find any, but we had a good time looking!
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Topics: ghosts, history, Chicago
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Apr 12, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Michael Glover Smith
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Exploring the last building left from the silent film studio that once covered a whole block at Western and Irving Park.
Topics: chicago, film, cinema, history
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Mar 31, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Daniel Kraus
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Kicking off Grave Robbing Week at Chicago Unbelievable with a talk about Chicago's "Lost Cemeteries," the 19th century grave robbing business in the city, and chatting with Daniel Kraus, author of ROTTERS, a new grave robbing novel.
Topics: chicago, history, crime
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Mar 31, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Daniel Kraus
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Kicking off Grave Robbing Week at Chicago Unbelievable with a talk about Chicago's "Lost Cemeteries," the 19th century grave robbing business in the city, and chatting with Daniel Kraus, author of ROTTERS, a new grave robbing novel.
Topics: chicago, history, crime, ghosts
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Mar 31, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Daniel Kraus
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Kicking off Grave Robbing Week at Chicago Unbelievable with a talk about Chicago's "Lost Cemeteries," the 19th century grave robbing business in the city, and chatting with Daniel Kraus, author of ROTTERS, a new grave robbing novel.
Topics: chicago, history, crime
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Mar 31, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Kicking off Grave Robbing Week at Chicago Unbelievable with a talk about Chicago's "Lost Cemeteries," the 19th century grave robbing business in the city, and chatting with Daniel Kraus, author of ROTTERS, a new grave robbing novel.
Topics: history, chicago, crime
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Mar 16, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes, Michael Glover Smith
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Few know that Chicago was briefly the film capitol of the world - and even fewer know that so much of The Essanay Studios building is still around! You can see the studio space - and even some awesome old vaults. Adam, Hector, and film historian Michael Glover Smith explore the space and talk about its history. http://chicagounbelievable.com
Topics: chicago, charlie chaplin, history, film history
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Mar 10, 2011 Adam Selzer
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Follow Adam to Chicago Unbelievable
Topics: chicago, history, ghosts
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Mar 10, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Adam and Hector journey to the cemetery said to be the most haunted in Chicago - if not the world!
Topics: ghosts, history, humor, chicago
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Mar 10, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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From the devil baby to the haunted attic, The Jane Addams Hull House has been the subject of Chicago ghostlore for more than a century. Adam and Hector visit the grounds to discuss the myths, the mysteries, and the results of their own investigations. Get the new Hull House ebook from chicagounbelievable.com!
Topics: ghosts, chicago, paranormal, history, humor, travel
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Mar 5, 2011 Adam Selzer, Hector Reyes
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Adam and Hector discuss the REAL history of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery (and goof around).
Topics: ghosts, chicago, paranormal, history